The first full week of January will be a big one for the national debate over same-sex marriage bans, starting in Florida on early Tuesday and ending with a private Supreme Court conference on Friday.
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Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at two core questions the Supreme Court will need to consider as it evaluates four appeals about same-sex marriage bans.
In this commentary, Doug Kendall and Brianne Gorod from the Constitutional Accountability Center argue Judge Jeffrey Sutton’s recent opinion about same-sex marriage challenges a landmark Supreme Court case.
In this commentary, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen says Chief Justice John Roberts has to balance his tendency to sidestep no-win propositions in Supreme Court decisions with two potential landmark cases on the horizon.
A federal appeals court ruling on Thursday most likely means the Supreme Court will take up the same-sex marriage issue again in another landmark decision. Here’s how the courts have forced the issue and a look at the probable next steps.